In memory of
POL, Jan (John) Albert Of Langley, BC, was born in Groningen on October 24, 1934 and passed suddenly, in hospital, on October 7, 2016 at the age of 81 years. Predeceased by his loving wife Alice, on December 24, 2010. John is survived by his daughters Veronica (John) Houweling and Teresa (Bill) Selles. Opa of Jennifer (Trevor Dillman), Steven (Colby), Derek (Rose), Herman (Hannah), Rob (Sarah Thiessen) Houweling, Eric (Lauren), Jacquie (Matthew) Van Dyk, Tim, Kaitlyn (David) Van Der Meulen, Jolene (Mike) Kregel, David Selles. Opa-Opa to Maria Houweling, Chase and Brooke Houweling, Levi and Ava Houweling, Malakai, Asher and Elijah Van Dyk, Andrea Van Der Meulen, and Aliya Kregel. John is also survived by his in-laws Tineke Germans, Roelie Groen, Appie Kaptein, Ab (Betsie) Kaptein, his first cousins Rennie Pol and Abel (Janny) Pol and Rens Ledaley-Pol, as well as numerous nephews and nieces. John was predeceased by his parents Jacob and Andrea Pol, his brother and sister-in-law, Andy (Emmy) Pol, as well as numerous brothers and sisters-in-law. John worked at Eaton's for 33 years before retiring in 1993. Dad and Mom enjoyed their retirement years camping, with Deception Pass being a favorite spot to camp. They also enjoyed travelling on a few cruises and spending time with their friends and family. They loved their grandchildren and great-grandchildren and spending time with them, both in BC and Alberta. We want to thank the doctors and nurses for their care and kindness to Dad while he spent time in the hospital and the Cedarhill Convalescent Center in Langley from June to September this year. Dad will be greatly missed and leaves a hole in our lives, but we hold onto the promise of John 11:25 'Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live..."'
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